HC Deb 22 July 1936 vol 315 cc941-7

Motion made and Question proposed: That the Unemployment Assistance (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1935 (Termination) Order, 1936, dated the fifteenth day of July, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, made by the Minister of Labour under the Unemployment Assistance (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1935, a copy of which was presented to this House on the said fifteenth day of July, be confirmed."—[Mr. E. Brown.]

12.33 a.m.


I desire to ask the Minister of Labour whether he is prepared to withdraw the statement he made which was equal to a slur upon the government of the city of Glasgow. If the statement was true there would not have been one case such as that in existence. It would have been a general rule. The Minister knows that his officials were out, not to see that nothing was wrong, but always in the hope that they would see something wrong to catch up the Labour government in Glasgow. I want to ask whether he will withdraw the slur he has cast on the fair name of Glasgow?


I have nothing to withdraw. I stand by every word I said in that respect.


It was Mr. Leonard on the Board who framed up that case and

took you to it. You did not know anything about it. You have been taken in. I will deal with you in Glasgow.

Question put.

The House divided: Ayes, 339; Noes, 146.

Division No. 308.] AYES. [12.33 a.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lt.-Col. G. J. Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.) Grimston, R. V.
Adams, S. V. T. (Leeds, W.) Cooper, Rt. Hn. A. Duff (W'st'r S. G'gs) Gritten, W. G. Howard
Albery, I. J. Cooper, Rt. Hn. T. M. (E'nburgh, W.) Guest, Maj. Hon. O. (C'mb'rw'll, N. W.)
Alexander, Brig.-Gen. Sir W. Courthope, Col. Sir G. L. Guinness, T. L. E. B.
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'kn'hd) Craddock, Sir R. H. Gunston, Capt. D. W.
Amery, Rt. Hon. L. C. M. S. Cranborne, Viscount Guy, J. C. M.
Anderson, Sir A. Garrett (C. of Ldn.) Croft, Brig.-Gen. Sir H. Page Hacking, Rt. Hon. D. H.
Apsley, Lord Crooke, J. S. Hamilton, Sir G. C.
Assheton, R. Crookshank, Capt. H. F. C. Hannah, I. C.
Astor, Major Hon. J. J. (Dover) Croom-Johnson, R. P. Hannon, Sir P. J. H.
Astor, Visc'tess (Plymouth, Sutton) Cross, R. H. Harbord, A.
Astor, Hon. W. W. (Fulham, E.) Crossley, A. C. Hartington, Marquess of
Atholl, Duchess of Crowder, J. F. E. Haslam, H. C. (Horncastle)
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Cruddas, Col. B. Heilgers, Captain F. F. A.
Baldwin-Webb, Col. J. Culverwell, C. T. Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel A. P.
Balfour, G. (Hampstead) Davidson, Rt. Hon. Sir J. C. C. Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan-
Balfour, Capt. H. H. (Isle of Thanet) Davies, C. (Montgomery) Hepworth, J.
Balniel, Lord Davison, Sir W. H. Herbert, A. P. (Oxford U.)
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Dawson, Sir P. Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth)
Baxter, A. Beverley De Chair, S. S. Herbert, Capt. Sir S. (Abbey)
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. De la Bère, R. Hills, Major Rt. Hon. J. W. (Ripon)
Beauchamp, Sir B. C. Denman, Hon. R. D. Hoare, Rt. Hon. Sir S.
Beaumont, M. W. (Aylesbury) Denville, Alfred Holmes, J. S.
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Dodd, J. S. Hope, Captain Hon. A. O. J.
Beit, Sir A. L. Donner, P. W. Hore-Belisha, Rt. Hon. L.
Bennett, Capt. Sir E. N. Dorman-Smith, Major R. H. Horne, Rt. Hon. Sir R. S.
Bernays, R. H. Dower, Capt. A. V. G. Horsbrugh, Florence
Birchall, Sir J. D. Drewe, C. Howitt, Dr. A. B.
Bird, Sir R. B. Duckworth, G. A. V. (Salop) Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hack., N.)
Blair, Sir R. Duckworth, W. R. (Moss Side) Hudson, R. S. (Southport)
Blaker, Sir R. Dugdale, Major T. L. Hulbert, N. J.
Blindell, Sir J. Duggan, H. J. Hunter, T.
Bossom, A. C. Duncan, J. A. L. Inskip, Rt. Hon. Sir T. W. H.
Boulton, W. W. Dunglass, Lord Jackson, Sir H.
Bowater, Col. Sir T. Vansittart Dunne, P. R. R. James, Wing-Commander A. W.
Bowyer, Capt. Sir G. E. W. Eales, J. F. Jarvis, Sir J. J.
Boyce, H. Leslie Eastwood, J. F. Joel, D. J. B.
Boyd-Carpenter, Major Sir A. B. Eckersley, P. T. Jones, Sir G. W. H. (S'k N'w'gt'n)
Braithwaite, Major A. N. Eden, Rt. Hon. A. Keeling, E. H.
Brass, Sir W. Edge, Sir W. Kerr, Colonel C. I. (Montrose)
Briscoe, Capt. R. G. Edmondson, Major Sir J. Kerr, H. W. (Oldham)
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. Kerr, J. Graham (Scottish Univs.)
Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith) Ellis, Sir G. Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet Sir R.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Elmley, Viscount Kimball, L.
Bull, B. B. Emmott, C. E. G. C. Kirkpatrick, W. M.
Bullock, Capt. M. Emrys-Evans, P. V. Latham, Sir P.
Burghley, Lord Entwistle, C. F. Law, R. K. (Hull, S.W.)
Burton, Col. H. W. Errington, E. Leckie, J. A.
Butler, R. A. Evans, Capt. A. (Cardiff, S.) Leech, Dr. J. W.
Caine, G. R. Hall- Fildes, Sir H. Leigh, Sir J.
Campbell, Sir E. T. Findlay, Sir E. Lennox-Boyd, A. T. L.
Cartland, J. R. H. Fox, Sir G. W. G. Levy, T.
Cary, R. A. Fraser, Capt. Sir I. Lewis, O.
Castlereagh, Viscount Fremantle, Sir F. E. Liddall, W. S.
Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester) Furness, S. N. Lindsay, K. M.
Cayzer, Sir H. R. (Portsmouth, S.) Fyfe, D. P. M. Little, Sir E. Graham-
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Ganzoni, Sir J. Llewellin, Lieut.-Col. J. J.
Cazalet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham) Gledhill, G. Lloyd, G. W.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Lord Hugh Gluckstein, L. H. Locker-Lampson, Comdr. O. S.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir A. (Br. W.) Glyn, Major Sir R. G. C. Loftus, P. C.
Channon, H. Goldie, N. B. Lumley, Capt. L. R.
Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Goodman, Col. A. W. Lyons, A. M.
Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.) Gower, Sir R. V. Mabane, W. (Huddersfield)
Chorlton, A. E. L. Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral) M'Connell, Sir J.
Christie, J. A. Granville, E. L. McCorquodale, M. S.
Clarry, Sir Reginald Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. M. (Ross)
Clydesdale, Marquess of Greene, W. P. C. (Worcester) MacDonald, Sir Murdoch (Inverness)
Colfox, Major W. P. Gretton, Col. Rt. Hon. J. Macdonald, Capt. P. (Isle of Wight)
Colman, N. C. D. Gridley, Sir A. B. McEwen, Capt. J. H. F.
Colville, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. D. J. Grigg, Sir E. W. M. McKie, J. H.
Macnamara, Capt. J. R. J. Reed, A. C. (Exeter) Stewart, William J. (Belfast, S.)
Macquisten, F. A. Reid, W. Allan (Derby) Storey, S.
Maitland, A. Remer, J. R. Srauss, H. G. (Norwich)
Makins, Brig.-Gen. E. Rickards, G. W. (Skipton) Stuart, Lord C. Crichton- (N'thw'h)
Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Robinson, J. R. (Blackpool) Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Mason, Lt.-Col. Hon. G. K. M. Ropner, Colonel L. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F.
Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth) Ross, Major Sir R. D. (L'nderry) Sutcliffe, H.
Mills, Sir F. (Leyton, E.) Ross Taylor, W. (Woodbridge) Tasker, Sir R. I.
Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Rowlands, G. Tate, Mavis C.
Mitcheson, Sir G. G. Ruggles-Brise, Colonel Sir E. A. Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne)
Moore, Lieut.-Col. T. C. R. Russell, A. West (Tynemouth) Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A. (Padd., S.)
Moore-Brabazon, Lt.-Col. J. T. C. Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen) Thomas, J. P. L. (Hereford)
Moreing, A. C. Salmon, Sir I. Thomson, Sir J. D. W.
Morgan, R. H. Salt, E. W. Titchfield, Marquess of
Morris, J. P. (Salford, N.) Samuel, M. R. A. (Putney) Touche, G. C.
Morrison, W. S. (Cirencester) Sandeman, Sir N. S. Train, Sir J.
Muirhead, Lt-Col. A. J. Sanderson, Sir F. B. Tree, A. R. L. F.
Munro, P. Sandys, E. D. Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C.
Neven-Spence, Maj. B. H. H. Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir P. Tufnell, Lieut.-Com. R. L.
Nicolson, Hon. H. G. Savery, Servington Turton, R. H.
O'Connor, Sir Terence J. Scott, Lord William Wakefield, W. W.
O'Neill, Major Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh Selley, H. R. Walker-Smith, Sir J.
Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. W. G. Shakespeare, G. H. Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Palmer, G. E. H. Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree) Ward, Irene (Wallsend)
Patrick, C. M. Shaw, Captain W. T. (Forfar) Wardlaw-Milne, Sir J. S.
Penny, Sir G. Shepperson, Sir E. W. Warrender, Sir V.
Percy, Rt. Hon. Lord E. Shute, Colonel Sir J. J. Waterhouse, Captain C.
Perkins, W. R. D. Simmonds, O. E. Wayland, Sir W. A.
Peters, Dr. S. J. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A. Wedderburn, H. J. S.
Petherick, M. Smiles, Lieut.-Colonel Sir W. D. Wells, S. R.
Pickthorn, K. W. M. Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich) Wickham, Lt.-Col. E. T. R.
Pilkington, R. Smith, L. W. (Hallam) Williams, C. (Torquay)
Plugge, L. F. Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen) Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Ponsonby, Col. C. E. Smithers, Sir W. Willoughby de Eresby, Lord
Porritt, R. W. Somerset, T. Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir A. T. (Hitchin)
Power, Sir J. C. Somervell, Sir D. B. (Crewe) Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Pownall, Sir Assheton Somerville, A. A. (Windsor) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Procter, Major H. A. Somerville, D. G. (Willesden, E.) Wise, A. R.
Radford, E. A. Southby, Comdr. A. R. J. Womersley, Sir W. J.
Raikes, H. V. A. M. Spears, Brig.-Gen. E. L. Wragg, H.
Ramsay, Captain A. H. M. Spender-Clay, Lt.-Cl. Rt. Hn. H. H.
Ramsbotham, H. Spens, W. P. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Ramsden, Sir E. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Fylde) Major Sir George Davies and Dr.
Rankin, R. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm'l'd) Morris-Jones.
Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin) Stewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.)
Acland, Rt. Hon. Sir F. Dyke Gallacher, W. Lunn, W.
Acland, R. T. D. (Barnstaple) Gardner, B. W. Macdonald, G. (Ince)
Adams, D. (Consett) Garro Jones, G. M. McEntee, V. La T.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, S.) George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) McGhee, H. G.
Adamson, W. M. George, Megan Lloyd (Anglesey) MacLaren, A.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Gibbins, J. Maclay, Hon. J. P.
Anderson, F. (Whitehaven) Graham, D. M. (Hamilton) Maclean, N.
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Green, W. H. (Deptford) Mainwaring, W. H.
Banfield, J. W. Grenfell, D. R. Mander, G. le M.
Barr, J. Griffith, F. Kingsley (M'ddl'sbro, W.) Marklew, E.
Batey, J. Griffiths, J. (Llanelly) Marshall, F.
Bellenger, F. Groves, T. E. Maxton, J.
Benson, G. Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Messer, F.
Bevan, A. Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Milner, Major J.
Bromfield, W. Hardie, G. D. Montague, F.
Brooke, W. Harris, Sir P. A. Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Ha'kn'y, S.)
Burke, W. A. Henderson, A. (Kingswinford) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)
Cape, T. Henderson, J. (Ardwick) Muff, G.
Chater, D. Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Naylor, T. E.
Cluse, W. S. Hicks, E. G. Noel-Baker, P. J.
Cocks, F. S. Holdsworth, H. Oliver, G. H.
Cove, W. G. Holland, A. Owen, Major G.
Daggar, G. Hollins, A. Paling, W.
Dalton, H. Hopkin, D. Parker, J.
Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill) Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Parkinson, J. A.
Davies, D. L. (Pontypridd) Jenkins, Sir W. (Neath) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) John, W. Potts, J.
Davies, S. O. (Merthyr) Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Price, M. P.
Day, H. Jones, J. J. (Silvertown) Pritt, D. N.
Dobbie, W. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Quibell, D. J. K.
Dunn, E. (Rother Valley) Kelly, W. T. Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.)
Ede, J. C. Kirby, B. V. Riley, B.
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) Kirkwood, D. Ritson, J.
Evans, D. O. (Cardigan) Lansbury, Rt. Hon. G. Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Brom.)
Evans, E. (Univ. of Wales) Lathan, G. Robinson, W. A. (St. Helens)
Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H. Lawson, J. J. Rothschild, J. A. de
Foot, D. M. Leslie, J. R. Rowson, G.
Frankel, D. Logan, D. G. Salter, Dr. A.
Seely, Sir H. M. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng) Wilkinson, Ellen
Sexton, T. M. Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, N.) Williams, D. (Swansea, E.)
Shinwell, E. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth) Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Short, A. Thurtle, E. Williams, T. (Don Valley)
Silkin, L. Tinker, J. J. Wilson, C. H. (Attercliffe)
Simpson, F. B. Viant, S. P. Windsor, W. (Hull, C.)
Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (C'thn's) Walkden, A. G. Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe) Watkins, F. C. Young, Sir A. (Newton)
Smith, E. (Stoke) Watson, W. McL.
Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly) Welsh, J. C. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Smith, T. (Normanton) Westwood, J. Mr. Charleton and Mr. Mathers.
Sorensen, R. W. White, H. Graham

Bill read a Second time.